Macbeth Questions – Act III
1. “The Mysterious Killer”
2. Macbeth didn’t kill Banquo mostly because he didn’t want to have to go through that guilt that and pressure that he went through when his wife was forcing him to kill Duncan. In the first act, he was having second thoughts and wasn’t really with Lady Macbeth on killing King Duncan. However, after killing Duncan and becoming king, all this power, nobility and evil started to get in his head especially now that he’s king, he has the power to hire whoever he wants to kill whoever is a threat to him.
3. For Lady Macbeth:
* Was very two-faced in the beginning
* Sweetheart on the outside, yet evil and manipulative on the inside * Pressure Macbeth to kill Duncan to earn his way into being king * The one who always does the thinking for Macbeth
* Is now becoming less of the evil, twisted mind for Macbeth
* Had a good heart and mind in the beginning
* Was pressured into killing Duncan in the beginning by his wife * After the murder and becoming king, Macbeth let all the power and nobility get to his head. * Starts to think in evil ways and hires professional murderer’s to kill Banquo.
4. It can be seen as a metaphorical commentary on the events of the play because when light shines in most movies or plays, it represents how something good has or is about to happen and shines on the character that best exemplifies a good role model. In Macbeth, when Macbeth describes his surroundings by saying “Light Thickens, and the crow/Makes wing to th’ rooky wood.” It’s like now that Macbeth is starting to become evil and manipulative, the light shining on him may seem good however that crow coming done is a sign of something bad about to happen.
5. Fleance’s escape is a turning plot mostly because Fleance will be a problem in the future, since he will have children who will become kings....
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